Inspiration Farm Permaculture Hands-On Skill Trades
We are offering few limited skill trade internship positions for people interested in acquiring a deeper understanding of Permaculture and related topics. This experience incorporates Biodynamic, Permaculture and regenerative farming practices. Starting in April and ending in September It will include animal, plant and natural force observation and nurturing activities throughout the growing season with hands on experiential learning. Course is held at Inspiration Farm, An organic homestead integrating creative lifestyles, Biodynamic practices, animal husbandry, land / water management, annual & perennial food systems. This is for committed people who want to take their learning to the next level through hands on activities. If you are interested in this experience of a lifetime contact us to receive an application.
Topics included but are not limited to:
- Daily care- chores– Feed, water, clean, brush, observe
- Fence & Gate construction, repair
- Mobile Animal shelters , building, fixing, moving
- Pastured Poultry
- Poultry butchering with respect and gratitude
- Pigs housing cycle and planning
- Farm veterinary care
- Rotational pasturing of livestock
- Philosophy of honor, respect, love, then eat
- Birds, Bees, Bats, Bugs and other beneficials.
Plant and land / Water Management:
- Starts indoor from seed
- Plant propagation
- Guilds and companion planting
- Compost construction and care
- Bed preparation, creation and maintenance
- Care and observation
- Compost teas and other beneficial BD sprays
- Integration of animals into the planting rotations
- Plant rotations
- Cover cropping
- Seed saving
- Grain production for humans and animals
- Swales and ponds!
- Woodland management
- Appropriate tech
- Natural building!